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PM commends Canadian solidarity and assistance in flood relief efforts


September 12, 2022

23:35

ISLAMABAD, 12 September (annex): Prime Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif. on Monday expressed his gratitude for Canadian Solidarity and Aid for Rescue work and assistance after devastating floods in Pakistan.

The Prime Minister spoke with the Canadian Minister for International Development Harjit Singh Sajan, who called on his.

He thanked Mr. Singh for his visit during such an attempt times when Pakistan was dealing with the aftermath of devastating floods that caused extensive damage and suffering.

The Prime Minister told him that over 1300 lives were lost; over 33 million people displaced; over four million acres of harvest destroyed; while 800,000 livestock died, severely affecting livelihoods of families. Damage is in the dozens. of billions of dollars, he added.

He stressed that Pakistan contributed less than 1% to global carbon emissions, but was one of the most vulnerable countries affected by climate change, as seen in the recent climate events and unprecedented floods.

Highlighting the government’s engagement with rescue and relief efforts, the Prime Minister stressed that ongoing international supportsolidarity and help will be required for rehabilitation and reconstruction phase also.

He also expressed his gratitude to the Canadian government for help in projects related to womenexpansion of economic opportunities in Russia, sustainable economic growth and the health sector.

The Prime Minister noted that he is going to forward Pakistan will pursue build back better strategy. Pakistan required experts and technical assistance for rebuilding climate resilient infrastructure that can withstand catastrophic impacts of natural disasters in future added.

Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan offered his condolences for in flood casualties and stated that the Canadian government would support Pakistan in help mitigate catastrophic consequences of these floods and climate change.

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